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VIDEO: Foley parents 'haunted' by killing

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 22:33
The parents of James Foley, the American journalist who was killed by Islamic State militants, have spoken to journalists about their loss.

Former Irish PM Albert Reynolds dies

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 22:25
Ireland's former prime minister Albert Reynolds, who played a key role in the Northern Ireland peace process, dies at the age of 81.

Flood risk reduces for 6,500 homes

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 22:19
Spending on flood defences is reducing the risk to thousands of properties although 21,000 are still at high risk in Wales, says a new report.

Mackay not in line for Palace job

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 22:17
Malky Mackay will not succeed Tony Pulis as Crystal Palace boss as former club Cardiff complain about him to the FA.

Man and woman die in A980 crash

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 21:48
A man and a woman die in a crash involving a Land Rover and a van on the Torphins to Banchory road in Aberdeenshire.

VIDEO: Search through mud for Japan survivors

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 21:44
The number of people in Japan known to have been killed in landslides, triggered by torrential rain, has risen to 39.

VIDEO: How 1992 riots changed LA police

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 21:37
The BBC's Alastair Leithead reports from Los Angeles on how the police force changed after the riots there and what Missouri can learn from its experience.

Announcement On Bank Of America Settlement Expected Soon

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-20 21:32

The bank has reached a record settlement of nearly $17 billion to resolve a probe into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, according to AP sources.

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Funeral for MH17 air disaster victim

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 21:28
The father of MH17 air disaster victim Liam Sweeney pays tribute to him as hundreds of mourners are expected to attend his funeral later.

Rescuers comb Japan landslide site

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 21:14
Rescuers are still combing through the site of a landslide triggered on Wednesday by torrential rain in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture.

No sentence review in cruelty cases

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 21:13
The Director of Public Prosecutions says he is powerless to refer sentences handed down in an animal cruelty case for review to the Court of Appeal.

VIDEO: Funeral 'to celebrate' MH17 victim

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 20:59
The father of Liam Sweeney, who was killed in the Malaysia Airlines plane disaster in Ukraine, says his son's funeral will be a celebration of his life.

Jihadist 'manhunt' on front pages

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 20:44
The hunt for a jihadist, believed to be British, who was filmed beheading American journalist James Foley in Syria dominates front pages.

Hospital given 'must improve' rating

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 20:36
Emergency and end-of-life care need to be improved at the North Middlesex University Hospital, the health watchdog says.

Amazon in Shanghai e-commerce pact

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 20:34
US online retail giant Amazon steps up its presence in China with a strategic partnership with the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.

US military tried to free Foley

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 20:27
A US secret military mission recently tried but failed to free American hostages in Syria, including murdered reporter James Foley, US officials say.

India court stays sisters' execution

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 20:10
A court in India puts on hold the execution of two sisters convicted of murdering children they kidnapped and forced to beg and steal, a lawyer confirms.

Shakira song 'broke copyright laws'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 19:56
Colombian pop star Shakira's hit song Loca was indirectly copied from a Dominican songwriter's work, a US federal judge rules.

UKIP outlines strategy on taxation

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 19:15
UKIP sets out details of the taxation strategy that will be part of its manifesto in next year's general election.

What shapes the UK response to IS?

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 19:06
Why is UK foreign policy still influenced by Iraq war?
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